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1 Timothy 6


Continuing with 1 Timothy 6 Day. 1 Memorize Pick out some of the most meaningful and helpful passages from 1 Tim to memorize and work on them throughout the week. Day 2. Slavery - 1 Tim 6:1-2 Paul neither condones nor condemns slavery here, He simply says that the Christian who finds them in a position of slavery should conduct themselves in such a way to not slander the teachings of Christ, regardless of whether the master is a believer or not. For a longer discussion on slavery and the bible, see here. Day 3. Cash Rules Everything Around Me: C.R.E.A.M. - 1 Tim 6:6-10, 17-19 Money is something Jesus taught extensively about (c.f. Mat 6:24), and Paul here reminds Timothy of the pitfalls that lie in money. To all my wealthy brothers and sister out there, PLEASE hear the admonishment: DO NOT PUT YOUR HOPE IN WEALTH! For all of my brothers and sisters out there that wish to be wealthier, PLEASE hear the admonishment: DO NOT WANDER FROM THE FAITH AND PIERCE YOURSELF WITH MANY GREIFS! Day 4. Pursuit (1 Tim 6:11) This is such an important principle: to pursue. Our Christian existence here is not supposed to be a passive or lackadaisical one, it is supposed to be one that includes pursuing (1 Tim 6:11), fighting (1 Tim 6:12), training (1 Tim 4:7-8), and striving and holding on (1 Tim 1:19). How "active" in your faith are you? Or better yet, how active is your faith in you? Day 5. Christ Jesus Will Appear (1 Tim 6:14-15) Paul assures Timothy that Christ will indeed appear (c.f. 2 Pet 3:9), but that it will be in God the Fathers own timing (c.f. Mat 24:36). Do you very often think of the Lord's return? What will that be like, how you will feel, and what you will do until then? (c.f. Mat 24:44).

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